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Fast-forward your music production with flexible music creation tools and sonic precision.

SONAR 6 Producer Edition is the definitive choice for music creation and audio production, designed to take you from inspiration to masterpiece faster than ever before. At every step of your production—from composing with virtual instruments, to recording, mixing, and beyond—SONAR gives you the professional tools and inspiring canvas that adapt to your unique style of music creation.
Change the way you work with instruments forever through SONAR 6's innovative new Active Controller Technology (ACT). Tighten up your entire band with the revolutionary AudioSnap multitrack audio quantize feature. And sound better than ever with the VC-64 Vintage Channel and SONAR's industry-leading 64-bit double precision mix engine.

  • New to SONAR 6 Producer Edition
  • SONAR 6 provides you with unique tools that let you take control of your projects, perfect your tracks, and record and mix at the highest possible quality. In addition, SONAR 6 introduces a range of powerful features that address the growing needs of our users.
  • Active Controller Technology (ACT): dynamically re-maps effect, mix and instrument parameters to hardware controllers
  • AudioSnap Multitrack Audio Quantize
  • AudioSnap suite of tools includes:
  • Non-destructive audio quantize
  • Lock multiple tracks into the same groove
  • Apply seamless tempo changes to audio
  • Convert audio beats to MIDI
  • Slip-stretch clips to a new time or length
  • High-quality time stretching algorithms including iZotope Radius, Percussion Mode, more
  • VC-64 Vintage Channel—warm sound, dual EQ and compressor stages, analog component modeling, presets by professionals
  • Session Drummer 2 instrument with professional multi-sampled drum kits, hundreds of live-recorded, vital patterns
  • New Synth Rack makes managing, controlling, and automating your instruments simple
  • Console view redesigned for ergonomic mixing
  • Modular Transport provides easy playback control and vital visual feedback
  • Analyst spectrum analyzer
  • Clip editing enhancements including lock to time, clip data lock with options for specific atributes (position, duration, both) Work seamlessly with VST plug-ins—VST support is now integrated into SONAR 6 and no longer requires an external VST to DX adapter
  • Automation enhancements: read/write controls for tracks and plug-ins, enable automation during playback and record, visual automation cues, more
  • Fast Zoom enables fast, precise edits without losing your place
  • Mouse wheel support for parameter control and zoom
  • Crash Recovery safeguards your projects against faulty plug-ins and other sources of crashes
  • Automatic file versioning: back up projects with time/date stamps for easy access to old versions
  • Customizable user interface: put favorite features right at your fingertips
  • User-customizable plug-in menus for easy organization and grouping
  • Friendly driver naming (user-customizable audio hardware port names)
  • Custom color schemes with saturation, hue, and brightness controls and color categories for easy customization
SONAR 6 Producer Edition contains the following exclusive features
  • AudioSnap Multitrack Audio Quantize
  • VC-64 Vintage Channel—warm sound, dual EQ and compressor stages, analog component modeling, presets by professionals
  • Session Drummer 2 instrument with professional multi-sampled drum kits, hundreds of usable drum patterns
  • Roland V-Vocal VariPhrase Processor
  • Surround mixing in over 30 formats
  • SurroundBridge technology for using stereo VST effects in SONAR's surround environment
  • Sonitus Surround Compressor
  • POW-r dithering
  • PSYN II Subtractive Synthesizer
  • Pentagon I Analog Modeling Synth
  • RXP groove instrument with REX file support
  • Perfect Space Convolution Reverb
  • Lexicon Pantheon Reverb

SONAR 6 Producer Edition

Minimum System Requirements:
  • Operating System*: Windows XP
  • Processor Speed Intel Pentium: 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
  • Or higher
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Graphics (resolution, color depth): 1024x768, 16-bit color
  • Hard Disk Space: 100 MB for full program installation
  • Hard Disk Type: Any
  • MIDI Interface***: Windows-compatible
  • Audio Interface****: Windows-compatible
  • Media Drive******: DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/- RW Drive
Recommended System Requirements:
  • Operating System*: Windows XP/x64**
  • Processor Speed: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.8 GHz [EM64T] AMD Athlon™ 64 2800+ Or higher
  • RAM: 1 GB or higher
  • Graphics: (resolution, color depth) 1280x960, 24-bit color or higher
  • Hard Disk Space: Multiple gigabytes
  • Hard Disk Type: EIDE/Ultra DMA (7200 RPM) or SATA
  • MIDI Interface***: Windows-compatible
  • Audio Interface****: WDM- or ASIO-compatible*****
  • Media Drive******: DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/- RW Drive
  • * SONAR does not support Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, or 2000
  • ** Required to run 64-bit edition of SONAR 6
  • *** Required to connect external MIDI devices
  • **** Required for audio playback
  • ***** See for a complete list of recommended audio devices
  • ****** SONAR is presented on DVD media. DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/- RW Drive required for installation.
  • SONAR is also available on CD-ROM for an additional fee. Please contact Cakewalk for ordering information.
  • Quicktime support requires QuickTime 6 or higher.

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The Best DAW There Is

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is the best DAW that you can buy. Pro Tools is awesome if you can ever learn to use it, but Sonar is just as good and a million times easier to use.


More than what I need

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

At work several of our sound engineers have used Sonar for years. These guys know their stuff and have access to just about anything they would want. Before I bought Producer 6, I asked their advice and how it compared to the other DAWs out there. I bought Producer 6 partly on their recommendation and also after demo'ing some of the other audio software tools out there.For my purposes ... writing and recording my own tunes, Sonar Producer has exceeded my expectations. It has features that I'll be finding out about and learning about for a long time. I wanted to buy something I'd grow into. I'd used cakewalk in the early "dos days" and it was great for midi sequencing and syncing up to my tape machines. Fast forward 15 years to Producer 6. Now you have great audio capabilities, great plug in effects, and stellar sound quality. I record mostly guitars, bass, and vocals and then synthesize the rest with both outboard and PC based sound synths. With Producer 6, I haven't found anything it can't do. The learning curve is a little steep even for someone who is familiar with these type of tools. But you won't be disapointed if you buy Sonar Producer 6 as long as you have some patience to figure out how to make the best of it, a good soundcard, and a powerful enough computer to handle it. Todays PC technology puts pro quality audio within reach. Now if I can just get back to writing that new album!


It's okay...

By SRVDrumma

from Bay Area, CA

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I mean it's great for recording, and effects and all that lovely stuff. But the MIDI is way too general, and multi-track sequencing tends to have it's delays from track to track. Plus this is not compatible with all sound cards, so be careful.


Not User Friendly

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This program has had me pulling hair out since I first installed it. I've used Cakewalk before but this program just eats away at your nerves with the way that all the things you need frequently are not in a quick to click place.

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